The team at a local opticians in Palmers Green are raising vital funds for charity this Armed Forces week.

To show support for this year’s awareness week (20-26 June), Specsavers in Green Lanes will be hosting a week of fundraising in aid of Blind Veterans UK (BVUK).

The activity follows Specsavers’ successful involvement in last year’s Make a Spectacle of Yourself campaign, where more than £20,000 was raised for ex-Service men and women across the country who have been blinded in action or have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age. Collection boxes will be placed a till points in store so customers are able to make a donation to the special cause.

A word from the store director

Jaswinder Singh Nagra, store director at Specsavers in Palmers Green said: ‘Blind Veterans UK provides crucial support to those who have either lost or had their sight damaged while representing our country in the armed forces. The charity works tirelessly to give its members their independence back and helps them discover a life beyond sight loss.

‘Armed Forces Week is a brilliant chance to dig deep for this fantastic organisation. We encourage all of our staff, customers and wider members of the community to get involved in whatever way they can. It makes a difference to some very deserving people.’

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